Rights Group: Pandemic Had Devastating Impact on Children Worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic has severely affected children’s rights worldwide, a Dutch rights group stressed in an annual survey published Thursday. The Amsterdam-based KidsRights non-governmental organization warned that young people risk a “generational catastrophe” if government


‘Green’ Batman and ‘Pink’ Mojo Jojo! SCRF allows children unrestricted freedom to explore their own imagination

From handsome superheroes to remorseless villains, the 12th edition of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) is hosting fun filled comic workshops, teaching children how to recreate their favourite comic book characters as they see them and want them – an activity that clearl


Guinness World Record: Saudi girl aged 12 becomes world's youngest novel series author

A young girl from Saudi Arabia has broken the Guinness World Record to become the globe's youngest writer of a novel series. Ritaj Alhazmi, 12, has published a series of three English-language novels, two of which came out before her last birthday She had her eyes on the prize since the pub


9-year-old Azerbaijani girl rocks Dubai spinning turntables

Michelle Rasul had just learned to read and write and was already spinning turntables, scratching hip-hop records and making the beats drop. Four years later, at the age of 9, she’s one of the world’s top DJs and competed in this year’s global championship. At her home in the sk


The child prodigy gets a college degree in a week at the age of 12

The American child "Mike Wimmer" was known as the "miracle child" for passing high school and university even though he was not more than 12 years old, which indicates his early genius and superiority. He passes through and lives in Salisbury, North Carolina, and was able to graduate from high sc


Pfizer seeks EU approval for children to have its vaccine

Pfizer is applying to EU regulators to have its vaccine approved for use in children aged 12 to 15, a move that could help European countries to achieve herd immunity. The US company and its German partner BioNTech say their submission to the European Medicines Agency is based on a study of more


Google launches the "YouTube Kids" application in the Arab region

On Sunday evening 4-4-2021, YouTube launched the YouTube Kids application in Arabic, which enables parents to finally block specific channels or content with the click of a button, in 15 countries within the Middle East and North Africa region, including the UAE. The "YouTube Kids" application giv


Study links overeating in children to their screen time

Children between the age of 9 and 10 are more likely to develop binge-eating disorder within a year if they spend a lot of time on social media platforms or watching TV, a new research has found. Binge-eating disorder is characterised by eating large quantities of food in a short period of time,


UN: Bloody tribal clashes in Darfur killed 250 and displaced over 100,000

AMMAN: Omar’s heart sinks when he trudges past his closed school gates in the Jordanian capital Amman — now part of his trip to work, to repair and clean kerosene heaters.The 14-year-old, who dreams of becoming a pilot, is one of many minors experts say have been forced prematurely int


9,000 children died in Ireland's former homes for 'illegitimate' infants: Inquiry

Some 9,000 children died in homes for unmarried mothers and their offspring run by Ireland's Catholic Church from the 1920s to 1990s, an inquiry found on Tuesday, an "appalling" mortality rate that reflected brutal living conditions. Ireland's Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Home


What are the symptoms of the new strain of corona virus in children?

The new coronavirus strain has appeared since the beginning of December, and although it is more contagious than the original version of the virus, it is not more deadly, according to the scientists. Although the original strain of Coronavirus was aimed at the elderly and those with some underlyi


Extreme weather threatens displaced Iraqi children

The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) said on Sunday that extreme weather is threatening the lives of displaced children in camps, Anadolu reports. "The lives of thousands of displaced people, especially women and children, are under threat," Fadel al-Gharrawi, a member of


Higher intake of meat may be linked to symptoms of childhood asthma

Diet plays an important role in children's growth and development. But what type of diet plan you are following for your family health is crucial. A healthy diet should contain all the necessary nutrients and in correct amounts. Nutrition for kids is based on the same principle as nutrition for


Seven-year-old Ugandan boy becomes a sensation with his flying skills

A 7-year-old Ugandan boy has become a sensation in his country with his precocious display of aircraft knowledge and budding flying skills. Graham Shema has been interviewed on local television and his name is prefixed in newspapers and on social media with "Captain." Germany's ambassador and th


Ivory Coast company brings Black dolls to African children

Frustrated by seeing store shelves in Ivory Coast lined with almost exclusively light-skinned dolls, Sara Coulibaly decided to create alternatives in which local children could see themselves. Five years on, Coulibaly’s company Naima Dolls employs around 20 young women who were scrambling o


VIDEO: 7-year-old in Canada dubbed the strongest girl ever after 80kg deadlift video goes viral

A 7-year-old Canadian girl was named the youngest American U-11 Champion in history after lifting 80 kg of weights. She has been dubbed as the “strongest girl ever.” Rory van Ulft raised eyebrows with gymnastic skills two years ago, and now with weightlifting in snatch and pure style


UNICEF Warns of 'Lost Generation' as Virus Hits Children Services

UNICEF said on Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause "irreversible harm" to the health, education, and nutrition of children around the globe. "Disruptions to key services and soaring poverty rates pose the biggest threat to children. The longer the crisis persists, the deeper its impac


Meet the 7-year-old Emirati falconer transforming the 4,000-year-old tradition

Osha Al Mansoori’s pets are out of the ordinary. At 7 years old, the Emirati has three falcons and a saluki named Nahab. To call them pets is perhaps inaccurate, as she does not just take care of these animals. She hunts with them. More extraordinary still is that Osha has been training, so




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